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, september 29th. and this morning, flood warning. tropical weather set to bring heavy downpours from florida to new england over the next 48 hours. some places have already had a foot of rain. sam is on the flood watch. >>> also breaking, the radical cleric connected to the recent failed terror plots here in the u.s. is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new threats that have authorities on high alert. >>> true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. >>> and too many wives? police investigate the family in the reality show "sister wives." one man, four women, and 16 children. will going public send the family to court? >>> good morning. >> good morning. 4 wives, 16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before going on tv. >> the show's going to go on, they say. we're going to have that in our next half hour. >>> first, president obama in full campaign mode. call it his glory days tour. he's in iowa a
angeles, tavis smiley. we will be discussing the senate race in florida with democratic candidate kendrick meek0 also with us is a musical legend dr. john from new orleans. he is the most visible ambassador for his town. along with his band, he is out with a new cd. join us tonight for kendrick meek and dr. john. >> all leno is his name is james and he needs extra help with his reading. >> james? >> yes. >> everyone making a difference. you help us live better. >> nationwide supports tavis in working to improve financial literacy and removing obstacles to financial empowerment one conversation at time. >> and by contributions to your pbs station by viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: perhaps nowhere is there more attention paid in the senate race in florida. kendrick meek is the four term congressman who recently won the nomination for the senate seat. he joins us from miami. first of all, congratulations. it is an honor to have you on the program. >> thank you. i am honored to be here. tavis: usually it is the big election wher
president obama's national health care. we are live in pensacola, florida. in eight hours the courtroom doors open and 20 state attorneys generals take on the federal government this is big, this case will decide whether president obama's signature health care law gets shot down or survives. florida attorney general mccollum is leading the charge he joins us live. are you ready? >> we are ready. we are going in on a motion to dismiss the federal government's file. we expect to win. the judge isn't going to rule tomorrow more likely in a few days. but we are going to have our oral arguments for a couple of hours. >> greta: what are the main issues? >> the individual mandate is first. standing on that is important for states as well as individuals. we have s, the 20 states that are involved, we also have the national federation of independent business and two individuals. one of the great debates tomorrow will be over whether or not the states have the standing right to be here in a cause of action to represent their people or their interests in the question of whether or not the federal
an hour. gets you in the mood for fall and football season. let's go to lisa. >> 18th street and florida avenue still closed because of an accident that happened in adams morgan. you can see traffic moving nicely in and out of tysons and bethesda and the american legionon bridge. good in college park. another geico camera will reveal traffic on the other side of town close to bradley boulevard. nice run on the beltway near route four. geel back to allison. >> thank you very much. we begin now with a developing story from northwest washington where a car drove up on a sidewalk hitting and seriously injuring two women this morning. both pedestrians are fighting for their lives. >> this happened around 9:00 last night at the busy intersection of 18th street and florida avenue. that's where pamela brown is live with the latest. >> at this time authorities are still trying to piece together how this accident happened. charges are pending against female driver of that car. take a look behind me. this is where the accident happened. this is in front of the keren restaurant, a popular either eth
this morning before the planned burning of the koran in florida. >> thanks for joining us for "news 4 today." >> it is september 9th, 2010. here's a look as the sun gets ready to rise on a nice cool fall-like morning. >> a change from yesterday. yesterday was pretty warm. >> in fact temperatures have dropped about 35 degrees since yesterday afternoon. and now we've got that first glow in the eastern horizon. sunrises are getting later and later. sunrise this morning about 45 minutes away. right now 65 in washington and it's in just the hlow 60s in prince george's county. upper 60s mere tnear the water. weather watchers reporting from the shenandoah valley and around the blue ridge only in the fifth there. we'll have highs today, though, with this strong september sun climbing into the upper 70s to near 80 and we'll have lots of sun again top. a bit of a blustery wind, but increasing clouds saturday, much needed rain likely sunday. how is the traffic? >>> volume on the increase, but fortunately no big accidentses to report right now. 270 headed southbound always the first to show and today i
koran burning idiotic and dangerous, but the florida church's pastor remains defiant. >>> and surrender dorothy. the bedbugs have invaded kansas. savannah, they are everywhere now. it is wednesday, september 8th, 2010. i'm chuck todd. >> good morning, i'm savannah guthrie. they are mostly in new york where you are right now, just saying. we are about 55 days until election day. we'll get right to the rundown. we are going to start with the president who is taking a new sales pitch on the economy on the road today to cleveland. three new ideas and a line in the sand on the bush tax cuts for the wealthy americans. mike, this choice of cleveland was no accident. it is where majority leader john boehner gave his speech a couple weeks ago, and the white house wants us all to draw the comparison, right? >> reporter: i think the biggest surprise for john boehner and a lot of us is he tried to pick a fight with the president when the president was at martha's vip-yard. he was calling for the president to fire or get rid of his economic time. pick that fight and the white house thinks they can e
on that florida pastor who has been threatening to burn copies of the koran tomorrow. he know says his plans are just on hold. terry jones initially canceled the koran-burning event yesterday saying a local imam in florida told him that the proposed new york islamic cultural center near ground zero would be moved. >> he told me three times that the imam in new york said he would move the mosque. i only have this man's word. that supposed only has the imam's word, but that should be good enough. that's good enough for me. >> after those comments, though, the imam denied ever saying a deal had been reached to move the new york center or why an imam in florida would have the power to make that decision. pastor jones then claimed he had been lied to. he said he would now reconsider his decision to call off the koran burning. last night an associate pastor of the florida church confirmed the burning was only postponed. >> it's been circulated and rumored that information that we were given from the imam is incorrect, or falsified. we definitely don't want to believe that's true. as we said, it's
in florida. >>> this is "early today" for wednesday, september 1, 2010. >> good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with turning the page. president obama addressed the nation from the oval office last night, putting an end to u.s. combat in iraq. the president thanked americans for paying a huge price, saying it's time to move forward without closing the book on iraq. tracie potts has more from washington. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. with the military operations in iraq behind us, president obama made it clear that the next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with combat troops now out of iraq, president obama announced a new mission. >> our most urgent mission is the economy and putting americans back to work. >> reporter: his focus now? jobs and afghanistan. he promised the pullout there will begin next summer. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests or the afghan people. >> reporter: republicans criticized the president for opposing the surge. >> some leaders who opposed, criticized, and fought tooth and n
"countdown with keith olbermann." >> breaking news. wayne sapp, the associate pastor of the church in florida says the planned koran burning there during saturday's 9/11 commemorations is not canceled bt merely "suspended." as a new controversy swirls upward, was the extremist pastor operating under a delusion that he made some kind of deal that he would stop the burning if the park 51 islamic center in new york were to be moved? which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? >> if they were willing to move it away from that location, we would consider that a sign from god. we have or he has been in contact with the imam in new york city. he has agreed to move the location. >> but from sources in the office of the imam no deal to move park 51 and the man in the middle -- >> i have made this morning contact with the office of the imam and got the commitment to fly out to new york and meet with him in the company of pastor jones to discuss and come to a decision on relocating the mosque. >>> our special guest, imam mohammad mosri. >> rendition is still unchecked. an appeals court to
>>> on our broadcast tonight, breaking news. the florida pastor who vowed to burn the koran on 9/11 backs down after a day of intense pressure from washington and around the world. and is there a new york connection here? >>> also tonight, game day here in new orleans where it's not just a football team. to many here, they really are the saints who helped them get back up. >>> plus, good neighbors making a difference in difficult times. >>> plus, good neighbors making a difference in difficult times. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening from the banks of the mississippi river. we are back here in new orleans tonight. we'll have a word about why a bit later on in the broadcast. >>> but first we must begin tonight with some fast-moving events regarding the pastor from florida who was threatening to burn the holy koran on saturday to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11. tonight it apparently took a phone call from the secretary of defense to make the pastor back down. he said late today he realizes now this is not the time to bu
. >>> one man is in custody after florida police and the coast guard were called in to help what appeared to be a boat in distress. instead, over 1,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $1 million were found in the beached vessel. police are now looking for the owner of the 33-foot speedboat and one other suspect seen running from the boat. >>> also in florida, a small plane that made an emergency landing on a highway was taken apart so it could be moved. crews used saws to dismantle the 1957 aero commander, which experienced engine failure shortly after takeoff. fortunately, no one was hurt. >>> and no vehicle is safe in detroit, not even the mayor's. an suv, part of the mayor's security detail, was robbed of its wheels and put up on cinder blocks. the vehicle was parked outside of a gated detroit condo, but it's not clear why the vehicle was there. police are now investigating. >>> well, now let's get a look at your national and regional weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. obviously, bill, big question is whether or not there will be that slight shift that we talk bed in th
to an abrupt end. less than an hour ago, a florida pastor announceed he's canceling plans to burn copies of the koran on september 11th. this is after warnings of increased terrorist attacks and violence if the event was carried out. tom fitzgerald has more. >> reporter: terry jones not clear if that is the case that he cancelled after the leader of the mosque in new york agreed to move the mosque. the planning of the burns of the book koran, the pastor is calling it off. >> a lot of times we were asked what would it take to call this thing off. we thought it over many times. >> reporter: he planned to burn the koran on saturday, the ninth anniversary of 9/11 in response to a construction of a mosque in new york. the leader of a florida mosque arranged the meeting between pastor jones and the builders of the new york mosque who will discuss moving the location. >> we are committed to dissolving the situation here and there. >> reporter: the news comes after interpol issued an alert to 180 countries that if a koran burning in florida went ahead, increased attacks of violence around the w
chaos coming out of florida. there's also the republican senate primary now newly starring sarah palin and a tea party candidate who says that abstinence is not enough. we all must always abstain from ourselves. as well if you know what i mean and one of the most political fake campaigns and the rachel maddow staff vote for the most unhinged campaign speech and it had a lot of competition. that's coming up this hour. we begin with the extremist christian pastor in florida who was planning to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 by burning copies of the koran. he has now changed his plans twice. pastor claimed in a press conference this afternoon he was canceling his koran burning because the imam behind the planned islam cultural center in downtown manhattan agreed to move the project away from the hollow grounds of the orlando burlington court factcy building, blocks away from the world trade center site. that's what the pastor said. he said he's ditching the koran burning because the so-called ground zero mosque is moving. but the imam and developer behind the planned cultural center
careening in to a restaurant in northwest washington. it happened where florida haavee 18 ath and ucht intersect. there were a lot of people walking around and eating outside. john schriffen reports. >> it's surreal oig. not something you want to witness at all. >> reporter: witnesses on florida avenue enjoying dinner were horrified to see this white car barrel down 18th street, plow through two pedestrians and end up smashing in to the front of the keren restaurant. >> there was another car coming either turning up 18th and making a right or was coming across florida avenue and it looked like she was trying to avoid the car, lost control of the car, and hit two pedestrians. >> reporter: authorities say it happened around 8:45 wednesday night when a crowded intersection of florida avenue and 18th street northwest. the female driver was taken in handcuffs by police into custody. >> we did transport two adult females in their 20s, one is a priority one trauma, the other serious but not life threatening. of course the police are investigating the circumstances. crash.driver of the car rem
. >>> will he or won't he? a florida preacher changes his mind again on his plan to burn islam's holiest book. >>> and caught on tape. an attempted bank robbery is foiled by one very brave good samaritan. this is the "cbs morning news" samaritan. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 10, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning on a very busy friday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. a huge explosion incinerated large chunks of a san francisco suburb last fight. this morning firefighters are still battling the deadly flames and looking for survivors. the initial blast rocked san bruno, sending flames 1,000 feet into the air. it's believed a ruptured gas line is responsible. city officials say at least one person was killed and 53 homes were destroyed. the gas-fed and wind-whipped fire engulfed ten acres. fire officials say looking for survivors is difficult, at best. >> our problem is, obviously it was a high-pressure gas line. we could not get close to the line until they could shut down that pipeline. currently they are shutting
this country if they were somehow talked out of doing that and hasn't the florida minister's threat to burn a couple hundred copies of the koran, has the threat itself put american lives in danger, sir? >> well, on your second question, there is no doubt that when someone goes out of their way to be provocative in ways that we know can inflame the passions of over a billion muslims around the world, at a time when we've got our troops in a lot of muslim countries, that's a problem. and it has made life a lot more difficult for our men and women in uniform who already have a very difficult job. with respect to the mosque in new york, i think i've been pretty clear on my position here. and that is, that this country stands for the proposition that all men and women are created equal, that they have certain anailable rights and one of those is to practice their religion freely. and what that means is that if you could build a church on a site, you could build a synagogue on a site, if you could build a hindu temple on a site, then you should be able to build a mosque on the site. now, i recogn
>>> on our broadcast tonight, not backing down. a florida pastor vows to burn the koran despite huge public pressure not to. question is -- how will the world react? >>> out of nowhere. a firestorm skips across the sky of a major american city leaving a lot of homes destroyed and a lot of questions. >>> google's new invention. how can it really know what you're thinking, and where do they come up with this stuff that finds its way to our computers? >>> and making a difference. it's a long way home for a man who made his name here on the football field, but it's his only way to express his thanks for all he has today. >>> also tonight, a close call for planet earth. >>> also tonight, a close call for planet earth. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. a southern pastor with a small following suddenly has people all over the world following his plans. that's because he has pledged to burn a copy of the koran this weekend. despite a number of people, including his own government, pleading with him not to. there are a lot of issue
on the same page. to headline the florida pastor who planned to burn korans, tonight, he says he's canceling that event. instead, he says he will fly to new york on 9/11 and meet with the muslim imam. pastor jones says he canceled the burning after the new york imam promised the mosque would be moved to a new location. >> i was told exactly that the imam would move the mosque from ground zero. i was told he cannot move it tomorrow. i said that is mine. but it cannot be in ten years. these are exact words that i said. the man said that is fine. >> but, imam rauf said he only promised to meet with pastor jones and has not, repeat not, committed to moving the mosque in that site near ground zero. that may not be the last word. what's next now that the developers say pastor jones doesn't have his facts straight, did the obama white house overreact in deciding the president should condemn it and authorizing robert gates to call pastor jones today to urge him to reconsider? and how much responsibility or blame do we in the media have for allowing a fringe pastor to set off a worldwide debate? here
que obligó a desviar el transito por varias horas. la idea de un pastor de la florida de quemar el corán genera reacciónes, hasta afganistán como nos dice blanca rosa sigue adelante con su plan de quemar copias del corán. >>> los planes de quemar e jem bla res del corán siguen adelante dice el pastor terry jones, en la florida, hemos recibido manifestaciones de estimulo y ejemplares del textos la fogata será este sábado cuando se conmemore el noveno aniversario de los ataques de 2001. >>> los que están en el medio oriente son los que van a pagar, va a pasarlo mismo todo el tiempo >>> esto es lo que divide a la gente e incentiva a la oposición dice, terry jones el pastor d una iglesia del estado de la florida dio 5 razones para hacer esto, impactar al mundo lograr que la gente empiece a hacer preguntas difíciles, recordar al mundo que todavía tenemos lif libertad de expresión exponer la ver dar y forzar a tomar acción es un hombre que busca llamar la atención y que es forma de aparecer en la televisión por medio de un acto que es anti cristiano. >>> las reacciones son
wrong. stephanie dhue, "nightly business report," washington. >> tom: south florida is home to sunny skies, beautiful beaches... and it's also the epicenter of the nation's foreclosure crisis. the housing bust is putting the squeeze on south florida's taxpayers and the budgets of municipal governments. as we continue our "budget blues" series tonight, jeff yastine tells us how the lack of tax revenue means higher taxes and fewer services for people in the sunshine state. >> reporter: the human impact of the housing bust is well known-- unemployment, families uprooted, and a steep decline in home prices. now, the financial impact is coming home to roost. south florida is home to many examples, like the city of miami. >> this city has to function, and i don't think any of you want to see this city not function. >> reporter: last week, the city of miami called an emergency budget meeting to consider the unthinkable-- cuts in pay and pension benefits for police and fire-rescue crews. >> when considering voting on cuts in benefits, i would ask the commissioners the following question: how
could dump several inches of rain, from florida to maine. >>> credible threat. the newly uncovered terror plot against the u.s. and our allies in europe. did osama bin laden give his okay? >>> and curtains up. country music's mecca returns to its former glory. >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. we begin, now, with what could be a very wet day along a good part of the eastern seaboard. >> south florida is the area closest to the big storm that is likely to strengthen into tropical storm nicole. some residents have already laid out sandbags in preparation. tropical storm warnings are in effect for key west and south florida counties. those around major cities like miami and ft. lauderdale. >> it's moving north rapidly. accuweather's ava dinges has more. >> the latest tropical system moving for cuba. it's dropping torrential rainfall over cuba. and also, with strong, gusty winds. it's moving into southeastern florida, where miami could pick up four inches of rain just throughout the day. the storm system quickly heading up the east coast, where flooding wi
. >>> a florida minister says he's going through with his plan to burn korans on 9/11. several leaders are asking him to reconsider. here's the report from gainsville, florida with the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: the florida reverend planning on burning copies of the koran on 9/11 says he's not changing his plan. >> we're not convinced that backing down is the right thing. >> reporter: terry jones has 50 followers. and president obama said they should cancel the event. >> this stunt that he is talking about pulling could greatly endanger our young men and women in uniform. >> reporter: the top u.s. commander in afghanistan echoed that message. >> we're concerned that the images from the burning of a koran would be used in the same way that exsteamists used other images. >> police here will be keeping a close eye on things saturday. students are planning a counter protest and the city's major called it an embarrassment to the community. >> we believe since they've been denied a burn permit twice, this is illegal and beyond that, this institutes a hate crime. >> reporter: leaders from e
an out-of-control driver crashed into a restaurant. it happened where florida avenue, 18th street and "u" street intersect in northwest washington. megan mcgrath has a closer look at the damage. >> reporter: this was a very serious accident, a very chaotic scene here in adams morgan. you could see the damage done to the building. two pedestrians who were standing on the sidewalk were also injured. this happened right around 9:00. just before 9:00 last night. it's a very busy intersection of 18th and florida avenue in adams morgan. according to witnesses, a driver was traveling down 18th street, appeared to be trying to make a turn on to florida and that's when she lost control of her car. >> i saw the woman that was driving the car lose control of the car. it looked like she was about to hit another car that was coming. she was coming down 18th street making a left turn on to florida. it looked like she was trying to avoid the car, lost control of the car and hit two pedestrians. she jumped the curb and ended up running into, just crashing into a restaurant. >> as for the building itself
and top military brass and victims of 9/11 have been calling on terry jones of florida to cancel his quran-burning event. now a setback. accusations of lies and betrayal. yesterday terry jones said he called off his quran burning after reaching a deal with the imam. >> it is my understanding and i have his word that he will move the ground zero mosque to a different location. >> in new york, however, the imam made clear that no deal has been struck. >> my major concern with moving it is that the headline in the muslim world will be islams under attack in america. >> now jones says the event has been suspended but not canceled. >> that was a sign that was what we should do. now we're a little bit, not totally, but back to square line. >> the government says it could endanger troops abroad and there are f.b.i. concerns that extremists might have watched the attack itself. locally muslims that we spoke with are hopeful this event won't happen. >> it is good news for him to change his mind, you know? >> jones appeared on thursday's "nightline" and when asked whether the event would go forward
over a florida pastor's plan to burn the koran. is there a chance he'll back down? >>> and reduced to rubble. a detroit firestorm, spreading from house to house to house. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. the president hopes to reverse his party's popularity problem today, as he outlines a new, economic plan. >> and that, of course, is a very tall order, with just eight weeks until the midterm elections. but the white house is betting a mix of tax incentives and new spending will do the trick. >> emily schmidt is joining us from washington with details on what the president will say today. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and vinita, good morning to you. the white house says the message you'll hear today is going to be the basic economic message until the election. officials are hoping that the president can convince voters the economy's on the right track. even as recent polls show voters are increasingly worried. today in cleveland, it's round two of a washington election year fight about the economy. president obama heads to the buckeye state to outline his ne
, it could get the name nicole and skirt across florida and jump across the northeastern coast of florida and move across the carolinas and bring a chunk of rain on thursday. we're not talking about a tropical storm or a hurricane, if you will. anything like that. certainly, we're going to have a big slug of moisture moving our way. between the dip in the jet stream and the blocking high, it's like putting a baseball in the baseball machine, it pops it out. we'll have a lot of rain thursday. bernadette woods will discuss that and we'll throw it back inside now. >> >>> the police are investigating a mysterious death in cockeysville. >> reporter: the police were called to cockeysville for the report of an injured man. the police officers say that foul play was involved and an autopsy will reveal the cause of death. they're not sure if the man was from the area or not. the police are working to confirm the man's identity. >>> the investigators haven't identified suspects. >>> the baltimore police detectives are investigating a fatal stabbing today. a woman was found with stab wounds in west
♪ >>> the president is calling on a florida minister to listen to those better angels and call off a quran burning on saturday. local religious groups speaking out. we'll hear from one that says this could be an opportunity for all americans. i'm terry mcsweeney. the story's on the way. >> in that exclusive interview on "good morning america," president obama admits his voters focus on the economy his party to lose big. >> some of the clouds hanging over the bay. not talking many drizzle, if any at all. cooler weather this morning but a warming trend this afternoon and through the weekend. >> and a totally different picture for the commute as well this morning. much quieter. no hot spots. in fact, a minor delay at the bay bridge toll plaza right now. >> 6 a.m. this thursday morning. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with new comments from president obama about a florida minister planning to engage in a quran burning protest to mark the september 11th terrorist attacks. in an
election day, and then the gloves are really going to come off. florida governor charlie crist discusses the tea party versus establishment republicans next. and levi johnston is in the building. he's running for mayor of wasilla. is he serious? about trying to follow in sarah palin's footsteps? >>> as the white house struggles to hold on to the hearts and minds of the democratic party faithful, the tea party's battle for the hearts and minds of the republican party rages on. at least until election day. and then maybe the battle will turn into a massacre. the list of establishment republican candidates for the senate defeated by tea party candidates grew longer as the primaries wore on. in kentucky rand paul beat republican establishment candidate tray gracen. sharron angle took down sue lowden. in utah, mike lee took the nomination ousting republican incumbent senator bob bennett. in florida marco rubio was beating florida governor charlie crist so badly in the polls that crist dropped out of the republican primary to run as an independent. that same night joe miller won a tight race i
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sanders has been covering the story from gainesville, florida for nbc news. lawrence o'donnell is host of the last word. a great phrase for tonight's develop. you need a last word tonight. savannah guthrie covers the white house for nbc news and the co-host of the great show "the daily rundown." kerry, seeing as you're very close to the action here, how do you read the fact that this pastor standing to a local imam said they had a deal, within an hour it's clear they were wrong? >> it appears to me that the pastor did not dot his eyes and crossed his ts because it was very clear early on at that initial press conference that muhammad musry, the imam from central florida who was meeting with pastor jones did not say that we have spoken directly to and pastor jones says he was never there when a phone call was made. he said he feels he's been tricked, lied to, he's been hoodwinked. it was very clear from the first moments of that discussion, especially when imam muhammad musry from central florida began to speak that they were speaking a different language here, and then when we asked th
. the faa says an airplane is not responsible. >>> closer to home, the deal may be off with the florida preacher stopping short of canceling plans to burn hundreds of copies of the koran on the 9/11 anniversary. >> pastor terry smith is suspending the event for now but may reconsider. in return, he says he was promised the controversy all islamic center near ground zero will be moved. muslim leaders say that is not the case. jay korff has the story. >> caroline, defense secretary robert gates personally called pastor terry jones to urge him to not go forward with the koran burning protest. the pastor said he will not, maybe. the near deafening worldwide call for pastor terry jones to stop his planned karan burning saturday has been stopped for now. >> we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday. >> earlier in the day, the florida pastor agreed to rein in his protest. local muslims we spoke with expressed their relief. >> it is good he changed his mind. >> jones says he stopped the book burning protest in exchange for a deal to move the proposed islamic center and moscow away from gro
slammed into a restaurant, hitting two pedestrians near the intersection of 18th street and florida avenue. john gonzalez has the details. the police say this is a criminal case? >> that is correct, charges are pending on the female driver. this happened just before 9:00 in the busy section of d.c., adams morgan, the corner of 18th and florida avenue. the driver of the car behind us slammed into a well known ethiopian restaurant in adams morgan. fire officials say two female pedestrians were struck and transported with serious injuries. both are in their 20's. one of them is in very critical condition. the female driver at the scene was irate, detained with handcuffs, put in the police car. she was arrested and refused treatment at the scene. the car drove right through the front of the business, shattering the store front bay window. the police are trying to figure out exactly what went wrong here. >> i cannot figure out how she did it. taking out the entire restaurant and two people. this is a busy intersection, but coming down where she was, there is no sense to it. >> still a big polic
of homes in michigan. >>> and no horsing around. florida officials take no chances with a toy pony bomb florida officials take no chances with a toy pony bomb scare. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with getting personal. president obama will dig deep during his speech in cleveland today where according to administration officials he'll draw on his own personal background to convince voters that he knows what it's like to struggle through tough times. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on how the president plans to rescue the economy. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. today the president will deliver that speech in a state where one of his harshest critics is from, republican leader john boehner, and from a region that's been hit hard by unemployment. the president's expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy, individuals earning over $200,000 and couples over the $250,000. plus, he
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